• Were your relatives on the big screen?

    Beverley 1916:  Who is the local policeman? Do you know anything about Corporal Chappell? Who were the ladies fund-raising for the Cottage Hospital? These are just some of the people who feature in an amazing film, made in Beverley in 1916, which has recently been preserved and digitised by the Yorkshire Film Archive as part of our Filmed and Not Forgotten project to commemorate the First World War.

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  • Filmed and Not Forgotten: Blog

    On Monday 28th July, just one week before the official marking of time to commemorate 100 years to the day since the start of the Great War on 4th August 1914, our Yorkshire Film Archive Curator, Martin Watts, presented the first screening of ‘Filmed and Not Forgotten’ to an audience of experts attending the First World War In Retrospect conference at Weetwood Hall, part of the University of Leeds.

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  • August 2014: Yorkshire Month

    1st August is Yorkshire Day, but we decided that one day just wasn’t enough to celebrate the culture, people, industry, beauty, and downright quirkiness of our historic county – and so we’re designating August 2014 Yorkshire Month!

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  • Filmed and Not Forgotten

    ‘Filmed and Not Forgotten’ is our project to mark the centenary commemorations of World War I by preserving, curating and creating access to a collection of original film material.  The project focuses on our small collection of films made between 1910 - 1925, showing regiments and troops based in Yorkshire, and the people living and working in those communities during that period - a visually evocative and compelling record of life in our region.

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YFA Selects

1916
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This film was made for the Ripon Palladium Cinema where it was shown in May 1916.  It captures a sports day for the people...
1915
3665
Made during the First World War, this film documents the inspection of the 5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment by General...
1914-1918
1142
This film, made by Debenham & Co. of York, was made in order to raise money for the dependents of war casualties as well as...

YFA Innovations

  • Memory Bank is an award-winning series of innovative DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories to share and enjoy. Great for reminiscence, memory and life story work, for older people and those with...

  • Every week, Yorkshire's film heritage is brought to life thanks to our exciting new web application, featuring footage from major events and magic moments in days gone by. The Yorkshire Calendar already features on a number of Yorkshire websites, and could appear on yours...

  • Family Film Tree is an interactive genealogy website under development by YFA.  Search hundreds of archive film clips to illustrate how generations of your family lived, worked, and played throughout the 20th Century.